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1871 Australian University Championships—
Parramatta River NSW

This was the return match from the contest in 1870 and was conducted on 23rd December 1871. Melbourne won again but by only 3 lengths this time.

The race was rowed over the Championship course on the Parramatta River over 3 1/2 miles.

Parramatta

The Parramatta course

 

Men's Four Oared String Test Gigs

Time: 27 mins 55 secs
Margin: 3 lengths

1st Melbourne University - Bow: James Johnstone, 2: Patrick Ignatius Carter, 3: John Barker, Str: Thomas Colles, Cox: John Walter Phillips     
2nd Sydney University - Bow: Edward A Iceton, 2: Richard Teece, 3: Alan Yeomans, Str: Grantley H Fitzhardinge (later Judge Fitzhardinge), Cox: George Iceton 

Thomas Colles

Thomas Colles - Stroke of the Melbourne Crew

 

SUBC

A photo compilation of the Sydney University Crew

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